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Explains the intuition and approach behind our methodology and presents the main capabilities of this website


 Treaty World

Provides a holistic picture of patterns of consistency and allows users to zoom in on individual treaties


 Country Profiles

See countries' BIT networks and investigate patterns of consistency and innovation


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Mapping the Universe of International Investment Agreements

Traditional means of content analysis are ill-equipped to deal with the vast universe of international investment agreements (IIAs). In this article, we propose a novel approach to efficiently investigate over 2,100 IIAs and their 24,000 articles in unprecedented detail by treating treaty text as data. [Read more]

The New Gold Standard?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been labeled a ‘new, high-standard trade agreement’. But just how ‘new’ and ‘high’ are the standards it sets? To answer that question we combine traditional legal analysis with computational text comparisons situating the TPP in the universe of international investment agreements (IIAs). [Read more]

Rule-Takers or Rule-Makers?

Who are the rule-takers and rule-makers in the African BIT universe? Using computational measures of textual similarity this paper provides a nuanced empirical answer to this question. [Read more]

Treaty Texts as Data

To reduce investment law's complexity, this demo introduces a new interactive web-based tool that relies on state-of-the-art technology to allow users to asses similarities and differences between agreements quickly and intuitively. [Read more]